TALLADEGA, Ala. -
A young boy shot an intruder in his Talladega, Alabama home and now he's speaking out.
11-year-old Chris Gaither said the intruder cried like a baby.
"I told him I was going to kill him if he didn't get out of my house," Gaither said.
He was was home alone Wednesday morning when he heard a noise.
Someone had broken into his house.
Scared, Gaither grabbed a 9mm hand gun.
"When he was coming down the stairs, that's when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that," he said.
The intruder made it out the front door with a hamper in hand, which is when Gaither started firing off bullets.
As the intruder was about to jump a fence, the 11-year-old's 12th and final shot hit the bad guy in the leg.
"I shot through the hamper he was carrying," Gaither said. "it was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby."
A baby that learned his lesson.
"When I pulled the gun out on him, I guess he didn't think it was a real gun because he didn't worry about it," Gaither said. "He just kept on walking."
Police have not released the name of the suspect, but Gaither's mother said the man has robbed their house before. They don't know him personally.
Gaither credits his stepdad for his shooting skills.
"I hope you learn your lesson coming to this house, trying to steal stuff," he said.
The intruder was taken to an area hospital. His condition is unknown.
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